Pocahontas and Son

Pocahontas was the daughter of chief Wahunsonacook and had helped John Smith to escape. She became a convert to Christianity and married John Rolfe who fathered the son shown; Thomas Rolfe. Pocahontas was regarded as a positive example of what might be achieved by colonial advocates in England. Her untimely and tragic death from disease showed another hidden aspect of contact between the two continents.

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